First Night Alexandria 2022

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First Night Alexandria 2022

First Night Alexandria is BACK this year with activities in Old Town from noon until midnight on Saturday, December 31, 2022!

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Various Indoor Venues in Old Town Alexandria, VA Old Town Alexandria, VA 22314

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 12 hours 5 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

We are excited to share that First Night Alexandria will return this year with activities in Old Town from noon until midnight on Saturday, December 31, 2022!  Our event organizers are planning another safe and responsible return* to our family-friendly New Year’s Eve experience in Alexandria.

As you know, Alexandria is a popular destination - all year long! That’s something we continue to be proud of as the community looks forward to celebrating 2023 at our capstone holiday event.  MAKE PLANS NOW TO BE HERE!



We understand that your dollars are especially dear to you this year as you make your NYE plans. Our goal is to make First Night Alexandria affordable for ALL!

So this year, we're thrilled to welcome back the All-Access Pass, which gains you entry to any show and every show, any time, all day, and all the way to midnight!


  • Ages 0-2 FREE!
  • Ages 3-10 $10
  • Ages 11-19 $20
  • Ages 20-64 $50
  • Ages 65+ $30
  • VIP Fast Pass (Priority Access) $75
  • DAYTIME ONLY PASS (Ages 3+) $10

From our youngest party animals to those with a treasure trove of NYE memories, there's something for everyone at First Night!

Saturday, December 31, 2022 

  • FNA Matinee (Activities from 12 noon - 5:00PM)
  • FNA Primetime (Activities from 6:00PM-10:00PM)
  • FNA After Hours (Activities from 10:00PM - Midnight)




First Night Alexandria showcases the performing arts by giving exposure to new artists, rising stars, and seasoned professionals to expand their audience. We are committed to diversity in our line-up and seek to expand cultural awareness and experience all year-round!


Countdown to 2023 Street Party @ Market Square

  • (10:00PM - Midnight) - Live DJ, Dancing, Food Trucks

Fireworks @ Midnight - Best Viewing Spots

  • Canal Center Plaza
  • Rivergate Park (2 Montgomery Street)
  • Oronoco Bay Park (100 Madison Street)
  • Founders Park (351 N Union Street)
  • Waterfront Park (1A Prince Street)
  • Windmill Hill Park (501 S Union Street)
  • Ford's Landing Boardwalk (99 Franklin Street)
  • Jones Point Park (Jones Point Drive)
  • George Washington Masonic Temple (101 Callahan Drive)



Through the collaborative support of churches, museums, retail establishments, libraries, private clubs, buildings and offices, recreation centers, city-owned facilities, theaters, and hotels, doors are opened as these locations become venues to enjoy artistic expression. All FNA Matinee and Prime Time performances are indoors. FNA After Hours is an outdoor street party at Market Square. The venues are walkable and within a maximum distance - river to rail - 1 mile. Stroll through Old Town and enjoy various performances!



As always, our volunteers are our Most Valuable People and a huge part of our success. We invite you, your family, friends, and colleagues to volunteer* at this awesome event!

What's in it for you?

  • Access to great entertainment
  • Meet new people with similar interests
  • Visit new places in the community
  • Earn community service hours
  • Have fun!

Want to help? Fill out our Volunteer Form



First Night Alexandria strives to cultivate a wholesome atmosphere where families and friends can enjoy the arts together, while serving as an economic engine that drives consumers to support our local businesses.


Download and share our First Night Alexandria Sponsorship Packet with an organization YOU love, to review all the benefits they'll receive in exchange for support of this fantastic community event!

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